Ok, so I finally got my Kenwood 9103d amp in, and I got it all hooked up to my 2 PG RSD 12's. I'm running the Kenwood amp to the 2 subs, and a cheapy Pioneer 300w amp to my PG RSD components.
So... I'm tuning in my system, messing with the LPF and gains, and I get my gains to almost maxxed out, and everything shuts off. I figure I blew a fuse in the amp, or blew my 60amp AGU fuse under the hood. So I pull the 2 fuses out of the amp, and they are both fine. Pull the little 25w fuse out of the Pioneer amp, and its fine.
Pop the hood to check out my fuse block, and the 8ga wire I was running from the battery terminal to the fuse block has half of the insolation melted off it, and the fuse block itself is melted, and still smoldering. It also blew the 60amp glass fuse, and melted the solder inside the fuse causing both fuse endcaps to fall off. lol
I knew I would need to go to 4ga and a bigger fuse for the increased load of the 2 amps, but I didn't think it would go this fast. It only took like 3-5 minutes of not-that-heavy playing to cook the stuff.
My question is, does this sound like the amps just pulled too much current for the wire and fuse sizing, or does it sound like something may be messed up?
I already ordered 4ga wire, and an ANL style fuse block with a 120amp fuse FWIW...